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Getting Attention

Liz Polay-Wettengel is National Director of Marketing and Communications for I nterfaithFamily , a Jewish non-profit based in Newton, MA. For three years in a row, my colleagues from InterfaithFamily and I have participated in the annual Nonprofit Tech Conference (from NTEN ).

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am bringing you Mixed Links brunch-style today because I am off to the beach soon for a long weekend! The folks at The Schott Foundation for Public Education are hosting a webinar on Racism in Philanthropy next Friday, April 21st. On April 25th, M+R will release the 2017 Benchmarks Study.

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What Will Replace 'Checkout Charity' After Big Retailers are Gone?

Selfish Giving

There had to be a few cringes in the room after she said it. In December, Kmart CMO Kelly Cook was at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis celebrating an amazing accomplishment.

8 Ways Nonprofits Can Implement A Mobile Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s official – email is more widely read on mobile devices than on desktop email clients. Recent studies found that 54% of email is now opened on a mobile device.

If you don’t read this right now, you’ll miss out!


After reading that headline, did you feel a sense of urgency? Sorry to trick you but I wanted you to see what it felt like when scarcity is employed in marketing. Perceived scarcity generates demand because we are hardwired to be loss averse. In other words, we always want what we can’t have and we are motivated by the possibility that we might lose out.

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Do we really need science to help us raise more money?


Thanks to scientific research , we now know conclusively that giving to others makes us feel good about ourselves, which in turn, makes us happy. But did we really need science to confirm what so many already knew? Abraham Lincoln famously said, “When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad; and that’s my religion.”. Booker T. Washington said, “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else” and also said, “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”.

Tomorrow Only – How to Grow Your Donor List with Facebook and Instagram Ads

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Not using Facebook or Instagram ads? You are missing out on a great way to: Grow your email list. Enhance email marketing campaigns. Re-engage past supporters. Acquire new donors. Using Facebook and Instagram Ads, but they aren’t working?

4 things to stop doing once you discover your fundraising career strengths

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you tired of certain aspects of your fundraising work? Do you wish, for example, that your weekly staff meetings could be shortened to a 5 minute standing meeting? Or perhaps you’d like to take that latest state grant proposal and throw it out the window?

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Ep210: This Company's Street Teams Panhandle for Change for Alzheimer Patients

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Scott Goldberg , President of Bankers Life , a national life and health insurance brand, about their work with the Alzheimer's Association. In their 14 years of support, the company has raised more than $4.5

Partisan Purse Strings

The Agitator

Since the November presidential election, many Agitator readers, Tom and I have pondered the possible effects of President Trump’s victory on fundraising and activism. Here and here among several posts. Now we have some data from a CNBC Survey showing that U.S.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Taleah Valles-Peters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Taleah Valles-Peters. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

New Charity Village Salary Survey Highlights

Wild Woman Fundraising

Jen Ross (Director, Marketing) of Charity Village was kind enough to answer a few of these questions for me about CharityVillage’s new 2017 salary survey.

How Clever Are You? Test Your Communications Smarts With These 16 Nonprofit Quizzes – and Emails to Match!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Admit it. You took a quiz on Facebook, or clicked on a clever subject line from your email inbox to find out your aura, or your inner animal, or which Star Wars or Walking Dead (can I be Michonne?) character you are most like. via GIPHY.

Is Your Organization Behaving Like United Airlines?

The Agitator

United Airlines found itself at the center of a social media cyclone, media revolt and falling stock price this week, after a horrifying video that went viral. The scene: a doctor being forcibly removed from a coach class seat on one of its planes.

Classy Online Donation Pages

The Agitator

More precisely, here are some excellent tips to make your online Donate pages more effective, from online fundraising firm, Classy. For many nonprofits, their website is the metaphorical vacuum cleaner, intended to suck in and capture the interest of each and every browsing visitor, tantalising some to commit to donating or to some other ‘connecting’ action, and others to complete transactions that have already been stimulated by email appeals or other promotions.

Roger Craver Live

The Agitator

Well, almost. A Roger ‘re-run’ was featured last Friday on Tony Martignetti’s Nonprofit Radio , emanating from New York City. You’ll never guess what the focus of his interview was … donor retention. Especially for you new Agitator readers, here’s a rare chance to hear Roger address The Agitator’s favorite topic ‘in person’ How to build donor trust. How to score some easy wins. He covers the retention waterfront.